Monday, March 31, 2014

Pick Three Commentaries on Revelation

In the very near future Redeemer Church in Hudson, Ohio (my church) will begin a new sermon series on the Book of Revelation. For the record, choosing a commentary on Revelation is a difficult task for many reasons. Nevertheless, here's  a few commentaries worth digging into in preparation for our series or just for your own studies.

Revelation by Leon Morris

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"The book of Revelation is, I fear, a very neglected book. Its symbolism belongs to the first century, not to our own age," says Leon Morris in the preface to his commentary on Revelation. Here he explains the significance of the symbolism and shows the bearing of the message of Revelation on the problems of the day in which it was written. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study.

The Book of Revelation by G. K. Beale

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Many Reformed and evangelical scholars argue that Beale has written the best available contemporary commentary on Revelation. In many respects, it is outstanding. Beale’s commentary is the place to turn for insight on the many Old Testament allusions and echoes in the book of Revelation. - Keith Mathison

Revelation by Simon Kistemaker

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Revelation completes Baker's award-winning New Testament Commentary series composed for the benefit of pastors and serious Bible students who desire high-quality evangelical scholarship communicated with clarity.
In this volume, Kistemaker provides a comprehensive look into one of the most intriguing books of the Bible. He shows that the Book of Revelation is indeed "a divinely constructed volume in which God shows his handiwork."
Simon J. Kistemaker (Ph.D., Free University, Amsterdam) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He received Gold Medallion Awards for four of the volumes in this series: Hebrews, James and 1-3 John, Acts, and 1 Corinthians.

1 comment:

  1. Leon Morris's volume looks interesting, think might be a bit more homiletical, with some application included, as opposed to Beale that is. I used Beale along with others when I preached through Revelation, but found him difficult, technical, scholarly, thin on homiletics and application.